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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gardening- Spencer W. Kimball, 1976 and 1977

Ensign » 1976 » May

The Stone Cut without Hands
President Spencer W. Kimball

If every family had a garden and rural families had a cow and chickens, some fruit trees, and a garden, it is amazing how nearly the family could be fed from their own lot.

We believe in work for ourselves and for our children.... We should train our children to work, and they should learn to share the responsibilities of the home and the yard. ......Children may be given assignments also to take care of the garden, and this will be far better than to have them for long hours sitting at a television.

Ensign » 1977 » November

Welfare Services:
The Gospel in Action
President Spencer W. Kimball

“I hope that we understand that, while having a garden, for instance, is often useful in reducing food costs and making available delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, it does much more than this. Who can gauge the value of that special chat between daughter and Dad as they weed or water the garden? How do we evaluate the good that comes from the obvious lessons of planting, cultivating, and the eternal law of the harvest? And how do we measure the family togetherness and cooperating that must accompany successful canning? Yes, we are laying up resources in store, but perhaps the greater good is contained in the lessons of life we learn as we live providently and extend to our children their pioneer heritage.”
(in Conference Report, Oct. 1977, p. 125; or Ensign, Nov. 1977, p. 78.)

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